Programs: 2007 Science and Math Safaris

Treasure Hunt! Teaching with Maps
Thursday, April 26th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Bourne Middle School
Come learn how to use map explorations to meet science, math, and social studies frameworks. We will try out activities using local maps, charts, and satellite photos, and search the schoolyard for treasure using a map, compass, and GPS unit. Teachers will receive lesson plans and maps. Find out how to apply for a WHSTEP mini-grant to buy a GPS for your school!

Polar Bears in Peril
Thursday, January 11th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Mullen-Hall School library, Katherine Lee Bates Rd., Falmouth center (across from the town library)
Have you read news stories about polar bears going hungry as the Arctic ice melts?  Come to our January safari and learn about climate change in polar ecosystems.  Find out how global climate change is affecting the land and sea in one of the fastest changing areas on the planet. Max Holmes, an environmental scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, will speak about climate change in the Arctic.  Participants will receive lesson plans and teaching resources to help introduce students to this important topic.


PDP credit is available. The Partnership offers an on-going series entitled “WHSTEP: Current Topics in Math & Science.” All programs offered under this series may be taken for PDP credit with hours combined to reach a cumulative total of 10 PDP hours or more in science. Teachers can receive 2 PDP credit hours for each safari.